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"We took a 6th grade project from New York (building a weather station), and the 6th grade students in Uganda showed us they could do it, too—no problem. That’s when I thought, heck, this might really work,” says Julia Higdon, research scientist at Avenues: The World School. So Project Hello World teamed up with Avenues to learn from children in remote places, and how to bring high-quality education to children who have no or only limited access to traditional schooling. Want to find out more? We are talking about it at SXSWedu on March 9: bit.ly/2dqSrx9 ... See MoreSee Less
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“Everyone needs people who support and believe in them,” repeats Hyisheem Calier – musician, entrepreneur and social worker – in this powerful speech to Avenues upper grades students.
'Tags: 'Community, Community Engagement, Mastery, Upper Grades Program, Video
The Holy Apostle Church is home to New York City’s largest soup kitchen and is located only three blocks away from Avenues, making it an ideal place to begin our work investigating resources within the context of the community.
'Tags: '5th Grade, Community, Community Engagement, Lower Division
AnaMaria is responsible for supporting the practice, protocol and intentionality in community engagement as well as facilitating and informing practices and awareness around access, equity, race and diversity.
'Tags: 'Community Engagement, Early Learning Center, Lower Division, Teacher Bio, Upper Division
On Thursday, October 20, more than 200 students in grades six through eight participated in the middle grades Community Day—an example of Avenues’ mission to graduate students who are humble about their gifts and generous of spirit. Each grade participated in a different project: sixth grade cleaned up parks in Flushing, Queens; seventh grade participated […]
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Community Engagement, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division
Ninth and tenth graders interviewed some of our Spanish-speaking neighbors at the Hudson Guild Senior Center as part of a monologue project. Everyone had such a good time that the students decided to throw a salsa party and invite their new friends.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 9th Grade, Community, Community Engagement, Spanish, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, Video
Making community engagement more “normal” for Avenues students will be one of Brandon Bunt's primary goals as class president.
'Tags: '11th Grade, Community Engagement, School Culture, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
On Community Engagement Day this past April, 12 Avenues Lower School families chose to spend their cold and crisp Saturday morning at the Hudson Guild Fulton Center garden. The Fulton Community Center helps to keep Senior Chelsea residents (“55 and better”) healthy, active and engaged through a range of educational, recreational and wellness-related activities.
'Tags: 'Community, Community Engagement, School Culture
In October, the entire seventh grade went to P.S. 90 in Coney Island, the Edna Cohen School, to spend a day playing music and reading with elementary school students.
'Tags: '7th Grade, Community Engagement, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division
Project Cicero is an annual non-profit book drive designed to create and supplement classroom libraries in under-resourced New York City public schools. Begun in 2001, the drive at Avenues went from March 7–10 this year and boxes everywhere in the school were overflowing with donations.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, Community Engagement, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
Congratulations to Upper School senior Ally Witt! Her senior Mastery project, the Educational Equity Conference, on which she worked for over a year with her mentors, Ms. Kim Allen and Mr. Mark Gutkowski, was a triumphant success on February 27.
'Tags: 'Community Engagement, Mastery, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
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For the past five years, Rita Truong has been the head teacher in the Yellow room of the Avenues Early Learning Center. She is a proud member of the Avenues founding... More...
Ivan Cestero has been with Avenues from early days of 2011. He now teaches 11th and 12th grade electives in entrepreneurship and innovation in the World Course while... More...
Angela Ji Xu first joined Avenues in fall 2012 as the head teacher in a Chinese section of kindergarten (in the immersion classes, nursery through grade three, children... More...
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